Posts Tagged ‘Habitat’

PRC: Oh, how we love our oak trees

Looking for something to do Saturday, August 17? You are more than welcome to join the On the Ground (OTG) program up in the Pigeon River Country State Forest (PRC) for another wildlife enhancement project. The PRC is a unique piece of land and OTG has been enhancing its wildlife habitat every year since 2014.…

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OTG Jr: Haslett Students Make Big Impact at Rose Lake SGA

Between 98 students and 12 chaperones, Haslett schools made a big impact at Rose Lake State Game Area last week. On Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, elementary students, teachers, and relatives from the Haslett school district came out to Rose Lake SGA for a day of volunteering and conservation education. The sites included…

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OTG Reaches Volunteer Milestone at Event in Gwinn

Over 25 volunteers braved the cold and rain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to complete a habitat improvement project in the Gwinn State Forest on Saturday, May 18th. In collaboration with MUCC, RGS, and the MDNR, these volunteers planted 85 crab apple trees and 250 fruit shrubs in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We began…

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2 Days, 300 Hawthorn Seedlings and 480 Lbs. of Garlic Mustard

It has been a productive week for MUCC and our OTG Jr. Program! Despite an OTG Jr. event cancellation due to poor weather on Thursday, May 9th, me, Shaun, Autumn and Morgan still went out to Cass City to complete the tree planting project. After meeting with DNR Wildlife Biologist Tammy Giroux, we drove out…

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Adopting a Piece of State Land

On Monday, Magazine Editor Nick Green and I joined Pheasants Forever and several other conservation partners at the Maple River State Game Area. We spent about 1.5 hours standing in a muddy parking lot overlooking a field of cool-season grasses, to highlight one of the newest habitat programs in the state. Spearheaded by Pheasants Forever with…

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A New Position in the Education Department. We are Hiring!

The Education Department continues to grow here at MUCC.  This growth means we have the ability to add capacity to the organization.  Through a partnership with Huron Pines, we will be adding an AmeriCorps member to our team during 2019. We are looking to hire an Engagement Specialist starting in January. If you are not, familiar…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Range/Scouting Day

On Saturday the 7th, MUCC’s Learn to Hunt Program teamed up with Steve Sharp and the National Wild Turkey Federation to host the first day of a three day learn to hunt turkey program.  Day one was the scouting and range day to introduce participants to the idea of turkey hunting and to help them…

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On the Ground: Creating Safer Sawyers

For the fourth consecutive year, MUCC hosted a Chainsaw Safety Training course provided to members, volunteers with OTG, and the general public. In previous years, Chuck Oslund of Bay College has taught his safety system to groups of 15-35 participants with us. This year, there were 32 participants and instructors included Scott Peterson from SOS…

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On the Ground: Dansville State Game Area

Last weekend, a group of 12 volunteers improved wildlife habitat in the Dansville State Game Area. The project goals were to improve hunter access trails and build brush piles in the area for rabbitat. A total of ten large brush piles were built using the trees cleared from the pathway. The volunteers completed a project…

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On the Ground: Crane Pond SGA Annual Youth Rabbit Hunt 2018

Last weekend, I attended the Crane Pond State Game Area’s Annual Youth Hunt for the fourth year in a row. This year, there were over 30 participants and enough mentors and dogs for the entire group. The group split up into 5 smaller groups to hunt different sections of the state game area. Many of…

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